This is a truly magnificent antique Italian Grand Tour figural bronze sculpture depicting a wounded gladiator known as "The Dying Gaul", circa 1860 in date.
This striking classical sculpture is after the original antique Roman marble sculpture found in the Capitoline Museum in the early 17th Century, which is itself a copy of an ancient Hellenistic bronze sculpture commissioned by Attalus of Pergamon in 230-220 BC to celebrate his victory over the Galatians.
This exquisitely executed bronzesculpture depicts the wounded naked dying gladiator with remarkable realism and pathos. He is beautifully featured as a Celtic warrior with curly hairstyle and has a characteristic band of twisted metal around his neck. He lies on his fallen shield while his sword lies beside him on the right-hand side and his head is looking downward in dignified sorrow.
Like the original antique Roman sculpture, it is raised on a beautiful oval bronze base, which is very appropriate to highlight the figure.
The attention to detail throughout this piece is second to none.
Add a classical dimension to your home with this captivating Italian Grand Tour sculpture.
In really excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation..
Dimensions in cm:
Height 15 x Width 29 x Depth 15
Dimensions in inches:
Height 6 inches x Width 11 inches x Depth 6 inches
Our reference: A1408
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